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A·pach·e

 (ə-păch′ē)
n. pl. Apache or A·pach·es
1. A member of a Native American people inhabiting the southwest United States and northern Mexico. Various Apache tribes offered strong resistance to encroachment on their territory in the latter half of the 19th century. Present-day Apache populations are located in Arizona, New Mexico, and Oklahoma.
2. Any of the Apachean languages of the Apache.

[American Spanish, probably from Zuni ʔaapaču, pl. of paču, Navajo.]

a·pache

 (ə-păsh′, ä-päsh′)
n. pl. a·paches (ə-păsh′, ä-päsh′)
A member of the Parisian underworld.

[French apache, Apache, ruffian, from English Apache.]

Apache

(əˈpætʃɪ)
npl Apaches or Apache
1. (Peoples) a member of a North American Indian people, formerly nomadic and warlike, inhabiting the southwestern US and N Mexico
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Athapascan group of the Na-Dene phylum
[from Mexican Spanish, probably from Zuñi Apachu, literally: enemy]

apache

(əˈpɑːʃ; -ˈpæʃ; French apaʃ)
n
a Parisian gangster or ruffian
[from French: Apache]

a•pache

(əˈpɑʃ, əˈpæʃ)

n.
a Parisian gangster, rowdy, or ruffian.
[1735–45, Amer.; < French: Apache]

A•pach•e

(əˈpætʃ i)

n., pl. A•pach•es, (esp. collectively) A•pach•e.
1. a member of any of a group of American Indian peoples of the U.S. Southwest and adjacent areas of the Great Plains.
2. any of the Athabaskan languages spoken by the Apaches.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.apache - any member of Athapaskan tribes that migrated to the southwestern desert (from Arizona to Texas and south into Mexico)Apache - any member of Athapaskan tribes that migrated to the southwestern desert (from Arizona to Texas and south into Mexico); fought a losing battle from 1861 to 1886 with the United States and were resettled in Oklahoma
Mexico, United Mexican States - a republic in southern North America; became independent from Spain in 1810
Athabaskan, Athapascan, Athapaskan, Athabascan - a member of any of the North American Indian groups speaking an Athapaskan language and living in the subarctic regions of western Canada and central Alaska
2.apache - a Parisian gangster
gangster, mobster - a criminal who is a member of gang
3.Apache - the language of the Apache
Athabascan, Athapaskan language, Athabaskan, Athapascan, Athapaskan - a group of Amerindian languages (the name coined by an American anthropologist, Edward Sapir)
Chiricahua Apache - an Apache language
San Carlos Apache - an Apache language
Translations
ApačApačkaapačština
apassi
ApačApačkaapačtina

apache

[əˈpætʃɪ] Napache m

Apache

n
Apache m, → Apachin f
(= language)Apache nt
adjApachen-, der Apachen; Apache leaderApachenführer m
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After that came a long newspaper story about how a miners' camp had been attacked by Apache Indians, and there was my Frank's name among the killed.
Frank had been a prisoner among the Apaches, had escaped, came on to
Also he saw the river steamer Apache lying ahead of him, and a couple of deck-hands disentangling the shreds of his net from the paddle-wheel.
It is a little better than the work of an Apache, but not quite
Pardon, senores, if I shock you, but for me the time is come to beat the game of the Apache.
It is foolish to go mad from thirst and fall by Apache bullets, or be skinned alive--it is in bad taste.
Miss Cynthia, she was what they call an Apache, or some such name--a Frenchified sort of cut-throat, I take it to be.
A riot, or a merry-making--they could not tell which --was taking place in the Japanese town, as Saxon and Billy steamed out on the Apache, bound for Sacramento.
Powell, I knew, was well armed and, further, an experienced Indian fighter; but I too had lived and fought for years among the Sioux in the North, and I knew that his chances were small against a party of cunning trailing Apaches.
I was positive now that the trailers were Apaches and that they wished to capture Powell alive for the fiendish pleasure of the torture, so I urged my horse onward at a most dangerous pace, hoping against hope that I would catch up with the red rascals before they attacked him.
As the lone warrior came opposite them the six rushed out upon him with fiendish yells that resembled nothing more closely than the savage war cry of the Apaches of the South-west.
But the brain, and the agility, and the muscles that had coped with the mighty strength and cruel craftiness of Terkoz and Numa in the fastness of their savage jungle were not to be so easily subdued as these apaches of Paris had believed.